Losing Weight

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Losing weight the gymless way- some success stories

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I want to share with you a few inspiring stories of friends I knew who managed to lose weight. The methods they use are simple but works for them. We all know that the tried and tested method of Weight loss = calorie output > calorie intake. There are many exercise and diet plans out [...]

What to do if you feel constant hunger/food cravings

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Years of eating fastfood, coupled with a sedentary lifestyle can alter our metabolism and on how we deal with food that is ingested. If your meal consist mainly of carbohydrates- the simple carbs with high glycemic index, you can find yourself getting hungry within the next hour even though you have eaten a large plate [...]

Common pitfalls that is causing weight gain

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What causes most people to be overweight is because they tend eat because of stress, boredom, loneliness, sadness, or feeling powerless. During these recent year, my weight too had started to creep back. For me, my weight is always in direct colleration with my work demands. If I find work to be stressful, I would crave [...]

Quit watching TV and work towards your life and fitness goals

Fitness and sweating

Most of us really enjoy watching TV. After a tiring day, there is nothing else we want to do other than enjoy a good dinner and then permanently plant our butts in front of the couch finishing our favourite drama series or just mindlessly flicking through the remote. But the more we spent watching television, [...]

Exercise motivation in the gym for the overweight

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There is a guy (on the obese side) who I sometimes bump into at some yoga based classes. When I randomly go for a class on weekday and a Saturday, he was in my class. He has been dilligently doing his best for the past month or so- and I sincerely hope he would stay on the program [...]

Stress, caffeine and that stubborn belly fat

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I have noticed that despite being physically active and exercising frequently, I’ve had a stubborn tummy bulge that refuses to go off. Being overweight in the past, the fat would distribute evenly from my face, arms, legs but this time, it seemed to focus on the abdomen area. From my personal experience, there is a [...]

The Joy of Discipline to achieve your goals

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When we commit to a plan- for example to lose weight or get better from our injuries, the path towards our goal requires effort, willpower and discipline. After the initial excitement of trying something new comes it, the boredom of being in a monotonous schedule of keep trying  (and sometimes not seeing results) would set in. [...]

Before you quit the gym, read this

Fitness and sweating

Last year, I quit the gym after convincing myself that I don’t like the noise level, the sweat smell, sticky machine handles (from the previous sweat soaked hand),  the rap music and cramped classes. And I saw no point of paying for the high gym membership and then forcing myself to go there to workout amidst [...]

On too much sweat, too little sweat and sugary drinks

Fitness and sweating

Lite FM radio (frequency 107.5 in the Klang Valley) have this morning segment of Living Lite with Dr Rajbans Singh. Dr Rajbans Singh is a consultant, physician and president and of the Malaysian Wellness Society. Sometimes I catch a snippnet of this while on my way to office in the morning. Last Wednesday, I managed the [...]

How Hollywood celebrities slim down

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E Channel featured a slot on Big Celeb Slimdowns (you can view more photos in their online Gallery here). Celebrities are no different than us- they battle with weight as much as we do. And given their hectic schedule- touring, flying, travelling- often they just grab whatever fastest food they can find- and often, these [...]